Tiger Woods' round at Dell Tech opens with head cover gaffe!

Woods' first round of the Dell Tech Championship gets off to awkward start.

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Sat, 1 Sep 2018
Tiger Woods' round at Dell Tech opens with head cover gaffe!


Tiger Woods looked like an average golf hack as he stood on the 10th tee box - his opening hole - before unleashing his opening shot of the Dell Technologies Championship on Friday.


Woods stepped forward to address his ball but realised a glitch in the system. He had taken the wrong club out the bag, all down to a mix up in the head covers by his caddie Joe LaCava.

“I thought it was a 3-wood out,” said Woods.

“But I had a 5-wood out, which I put down there (behind the ball), and I’m like, ‘I can’t hit it that far in the wind, I need a 3-wood.’ So I went back to 3-wood, and that’s why it looked like I switched, because I realized I had the wrong club in my hand.”

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, but Woods would have been better sticking with his original club given he hit one of his worst shots of the day - a hook that flew straight into a lateral hazard flanking the left fairway of the par-4 10th.

Woods went on to shoot an opening 1-over 72 and is currently 11 strokes off the lead as things stand on day two before he tees off on Friday afternoon. 

English duo Justin Rose and Tyrrell Hatton are currently setting the pace, with compatriot Tommy Fleetwood also making good early progress.